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TREVOR BENNETT, MA

PRINCIPAL, Director, Director of Photography, Lead Editor

Trevor Bennett is an award-winning emerging documentary filmmaker based in Victoria, Canada.  In 2017 Trevor participated in the Banff Mountain Filmmaking Adventure Filmmaking Workshop.  Bennett has a Masters degree in Environmental studies specializing in Ethnoecology. Bennett started Kingtide Films in 2015, a full service documentary film business that specializes in documenting and communicating the intersection of culture and environment.

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PAUL MOQUIN, MSC

Aerials & Still Photography

Paul Moquin is a professional drone operator. Much of the drone work he has done over those years has been in remote locations. Paul is also a professional portrait photographer running a studio with his wife. Previous to turning to artistic pursuits, Paul was an Arctic researcher with Environment Canada. He has a Masters in Geography from the University of Victoria.  

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JAMES STINSON Ph.D

Research & Writing

James Stinson is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the political ecology of conservation and development and the cultural politics of indigeneity. His research has explored linkages between ecotourism and resource extraction, community-based conservation, indigenous land rights, and the growing intersection between conservation, outdoor recreation, and new media technologies. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto in 2017 and has advanced training and expertise in qualitative and ethnographic research methods, including Stakeholder Analysis. He has recently worked as a post-doctoral researcher at York University, and is currently an instructor at Trent University. 

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DAVID PARFIT, MA

LIVE SOUND, Composer and mix engineer, Camera op

David Parfit is an award-winning composer with a Master's in Music Technology from New York University and a passion for exploring non-traditional sounds. Known for his easy-going demeanour, technological expertise, and creative approach, David has created scores that have been heard around the world in theatres and on TV (CBC, BBC, NHK, ABC, ESPN, National Geographic, and many others). Notable scores include The Hollow Child, Two 4 One, Saving Luna, The Breach, Call of the Baby Beluga, Esluna: The First Monolith (with fellow composer Marc Junker).

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MILA CZEMERYS

Graphic Design

Mila Czemerys lives and works in Fernwood, Victoria. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on Visual Arts and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria in 2009.

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JAYA BREMER

Junior Editor, Sound Composition

Jaya Bremer has been a pillar of the Vancouver Islands music scene for the past 6 years, studying, composing and performing jazz, country, rock and folk. Jaya’s been working as a junior editor on numerous video projects. She also writes and records original music to accompany film.

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LEIGH JOSEPH, PH.D Candidate

Director

Leigh Joseph’s ancestral name is styawat. Leigh is a member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations, and is an ethnobotanist by training. Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationships between people and plants. The field of ethnobotany combines botany, ecology, traditional ecological knowledge as well as approaches to creating healthy ways of living and connections to the land.

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ERIC DOUGLAS, MA

Producer

Eric Douglas is a producer with diverse skills and experience. Eric holds a Master of Arts degree in Tourism Management from Royal Roads University, and has a diverse professional background in the realms of tourism, hospitality, and online video. Most recently, he has worked for BroadbandTV in Vancouver, BC, supporting top creators on the YouTube platform in an account management capacity. Outside of work, he actively creates adventure-based short films, and travels extensively.

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ELIZABETH MCMANUS

Production Coordinator

Elizabeth McManus is a multi-disciplinary artist/designer working primarily in the built environment. She pulls from a diverse skill set including project management and carpentry to deliver practical and creative solutions for residential, commercial or experimental projects. As an avid photographer, she strives to be true to her subject matter, whether capturing vulnerable portraits or vast natural landscapes.